Marine & Coastal Engagement Officer

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Closing date: Monday 30 January 2023
Salary: £29,500.00 per annum
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Abbotts Hall,

Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ
Hybrid-working arrangements (to be discussed at interview)
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We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Marine & Coastal Engagement Officer to join our newly formed Marine & Coastal Recovery Team.

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Marine & Coastal Engagement Officer to join our newly formed Marine & Coastal Recovery Team. This multi-faceted role provides opportunities to deliver impactful projects, build positive relationships and take real ownership on the management and development of the Trust’s marine and coastal engagement programme.

Our Marine & Coastal Recovery Team deliver ambitious and impactful projects that include saltmarsh restoration, native oyster restoration, seagrass restoration and protecting beach-nesting birds. The successful person will join the Team at an exciting time as we develop and scale-up our efforts to achieve marine and coastal recovery in line with the Trust’s Marine and Coastal Strategy and to deliver the Trust’s core objectives of 30% of land and sea connected and protected for nature by 2030 and 1 in 4 people in Essex taking action for wildlife by 2030.

As the Marine & Coastal Engagement Officer, the post holder will develop and deliver on-the-ground projects and activities that engage, influence and enable key communities, stakeholders and partners to remove or reduce key pressures on marine and coastal wildlife. As a confident communicator and spokesperson of the Trust, you will coordinate and run events and activities that raise awareness and empower and inspire individuals and groups to take action. The successful candidate will train and mobilise volunteers and citizen scientists across the county to collect valuable data to evidence pressures and recovery, and support engagement. You will also support priority marine and coastal policy, consultation, planning and campaigns work.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in marine and coastal conservation and demonstrable project management experience with a real passion and aptitude for collaboration and engagement. Take ownership of stimulating ‘live’ projects as well as developing other priority areas, the post holder will aspire to develop a team over time. As a real people-person who can engage, inspire and influence, a core part of the role will be proactively collaborating with a range of communities, stakeholders and groups – building positive and long-lasting relationships. The ability to manage a broad range of interests with an empathetic and pragmatic approach will be key.

For more information about the role, a full job description can be found in the ‘Role Information Pack’ on our website Our vision and strategic plan can be found on our website

This role is a permanent, full-time position (Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm) with a starting salary of £29,500.00 per annum. Essex Wildlife Trust is currently trialling hybrid-working arrangements with a view to implementing a workplace policy in 2023. The role will require a valid full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle.

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature; and we would love you to join our committed and enthusiastic team. Our values are Inspiring, Collaborative, United and Professional.

To apply, please complete an application form on our website by 9:00am on Monday 30 January 2023 with interviews arranged for the week commencing 13 February 2023.

Supporting Documents

  • Role Information Pack
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